Hverfjall, Lake Myvatn

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#7 of 13 in Nature in Lake Myvatn
Hike up Hverfjall for rewarding views of the desert, the lake, and the lava fields below. The crater, created nearly 2,800 years ago during a small but powerful eruption, stands at an elevation of 420 m (1,378 ft) and is one of the largest in the world. Take one of the two designated paths that lead to the rim of the crater: one from the northwest and the other from the south. The climb up is steep, and winds are strong, so bring appropriate footwear, a windbreaker, and hiking poles if you are not an experienced hiker. Note that there are lots of bugs in the area. With our custom trip planner, Lake Myvatn attractions like Hverfjall can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We were at the time of fluttering snow, and while there was a parking garage to stop, but the road was terrain uneven, we decided to park the car outside and walk into it. When we arrived at the foot of the mountain, and the tourists were going down the mountain, they told us that we were very icing and had to walk carefully. In this kind of weather is not really joking, very difficult to walk, but also fluttering snow and strong wind, boarded up can not be a circle, but still undesired open heart. The mouth of the mountain has a resting area where you can go to avoid the cold or WC.
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  • This place is like no other place I have ever seen or visited before in my life. Absolutely mystifying. The walk up is just under 1KM and once at the top you will likely be very tired. We were so tire...  more »
  • hi everyone here,today Sep 30th afternoon we visited the volcano and i think i lost my wallet in the toilet at its entrance. i found it missing when i was already hundreds miles away in another city.....  more »
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  • I'm sure it's amazing when the sun is out and the wind is down, but the day we visited I nearly got blown off the rim of the crater (not hyperbole) and the view wasn't worth the grit that's still in my camera lens.
  • Great place to see. Take some time to go up the volcano..
  • wonderful view and hike! the bathrooms were clean and nice but you have to pay 200 isk
  • Amazing hike! Takes 25mins to go up the steep crater and then another hour to do the whole ring. Definitively worth it after a long drive from Eglisstadir and totally worth the view.
  • View from the top was stunning, went in March with snow on the ground but easy hike mostly, bit icy on the top.
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